Stop automatically blaming DStv - Former ICASA CEO

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We never automatically blame Multichoice, ICASA always share that blame, including when Pongwana was at the helm.
 

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Stop automatically blaming DStv - Former ICASA CEO

Following MultiChoice instituting court action against ICASA over its inquiry into the pay-TV market in South Africa, former ICASA CEO Pakamile Pongwana has heavily criticised the regulator.

In a column written for the Sunday Times, Pongwana states that ICASA’s proposed changes to the local pay-TV market – which aim to boost competition and lower subscription prices – are deeply flawed.
I have stopped blaming Multichoice after I have turned it off. We dont need multichoice and their expensive rubbish repeating programmes. Furthermore they are racists of note.....they dont need my "white monopoly" capital. I rather spend the few pennies I have on things more worthwhile.
 

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I think it is fair to say though that any content which is monopolised by DStv creates a less-even playing field for newcomers. The question is, still though, if that is DStv's fault? It points generally to a lack of regulation in the industry which is what this inquiry is about and DStv getting their back up underlines the point.
 

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If, as Madiba once so rightly said, sports is a force that brings South Africans together, then our government must take steps to break this DStv monopoly and make our national sporting events available to ALL who have a licence to own their television set.
 

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Yawn.
They pay premium rates for some sport rights, then sit on it, to keep others out.
They pay SABC premium rates to keep Sabc News off other paytv.
They pay eTV premium rates to exclusively carry Enca.
Starsat has lost 3rd party channels due to aggressive fees paid by Multichoice for exclusive use, AFTER they were on Starsat.
They launch low tiered packages just before other paytv launches.

Everything these fckers do is not to be the best but to keep others out. In any functional country, this behaviour would've been easily ruled anti-competitive.
 

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Doesn't take a genius to figure out that MC's monopoly has had an effect on other operators. The question that should be asked though is do you want them to have exclusivity over something? Because if they do it would ultimately be to the detriment of that. It's no wonder sport has lost its sponsorships as there's just no longer any value in it.

I think it is fair to say though that any content which is monopolised by DStv creates a less-even playing field for newcomers. The question is, still though, if that is DStv's fault? It points generally to a lack of regulation in the industry which is what this inquiry is about and DStv getting their back up underlines the point.
When we finally agree on something there must seriously be something to it.
 

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Boxing is a big sport in SA yet they didn't broadcast the triple WC heavyweight title bout that happened this morning.
 

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Stop automatically blaming DStv - Former ICASA CEO

Following MultiChoice instituting court action against ICASA over its inquiry into the pay-TV market in South Africa, former ICASA CEO Pakamile Pongwana has heavily criticised the regulator.

In a column written for the Sunday Times, Pongwana states that ICASA’s proposed changes to the local pay-TV market – which aim to boost competition and lower subscription prices – are deeply flawed.
Too hell with racist DStv and it's racist CEO tjotsi boy. Afriforum is now in a dispute with them regarding having double standards allowing some presenter to host a show having said divisive things far worse than Steve could ever dream of. The double standards in SA is going to bring this country to the abyss, where the country could go up in flames just like in Zim and become just another failed SHT hole. Our sports r in such a political mess as a result of quotas (just look at the game currently SA vs Bangladesh), that it can no longer serve as a uniting factor anymore. SA is one notch away from junk status and the brain drain is continuing and in its place comes Cadre deployment, with no skills and abilities, just look at Escom, SAA, etc etc. Nothing further to be said, it's over, lights out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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This is problematic
1:The ceo of multichoice earns R22 million a year while dstv cost almost thousand rand a month
2: guptas made millions and millions out of dstv that we paid for
3: they can spend millions on foreign tv channels like Nigerian channels that nobody watches
4: dog **** tv opens many local tv channels all over the country, take the building sweeper and give person a camera and then pay the person thousands a months, free hand outs when all of us have to work so hard to pay the monthly premium and claim skills development
5: they dstv decoders made in South Africa are a mix of dog **** and human ****, loaded with software bugs, freezes and they have to keep releasing new models
6: South africans love Sport, now its unaffordable for most of population
7:inability to innovate packages on offer
8:they rather show crap local channels than Steve
9: they buy up broadcasting rights so no other network can, leaving us consumer with no choice but the dogshit choice
10: dog **** tv, can go on and on
 

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This is problematic
1:The ceo of multichoice earns R22 million a year while dstv cost almost thousand rand a month
2: guptas made millions and millions out of dstv that we paid for
3: they can spend millions on foreign tv channels like Nigerian channels that nobody watches
4: dog **** tv opens many local tv channels all over the country, take the building sweeper and give person a camera and then pay the person thousands a months, free hand outs when all of us have to work so hard to pay the monthly premium and claim skills development
5: they dstv decoders made in South Africa are a mix of dog **** and human ****, loaded with software bugs, freezes and they have to keep releasing new models
6: South africans love Sport, now its unaffordable for most of population
7:inability to innovate packages on offer
8:they rather show crap local channels than Steve
9: they buy up broadcasting rights so no other network can, leaving us consumer with no choice but the dogshit choice
10: dog **** tv, can go on and on
So thats a no then? U sound like u on the fence here :ROFL:
 
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